Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Gnome Love

Here's a holiday card featuring Stampendous' new Gnome Love Rubber Stamp!


Don't you think they're a cute couple? Don't be fooled into thinking this stamp can only be used for the winter holidays! I think it's perfect for anniversary and Valentine's Day cards too!

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Gnome Love (P335) Rubber Stamp
Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (SSC1324)
Spring Borders Cutting Die Set (DCP1009)
Tuxedo Black Memento® Ink by Tsukineko®
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Glue, Green, and Black Cardstock
Copic® Markers:
  Skin: BV0000, ed000, E11, E21, E50, R000, R00, R01, R20
  Lips: E04, R21
  Hair and Beard: W0, W1, Y11, Y13 Y32, YR31
  Dress, Shirt, and Hats: B21, B24, G43, G46, C4
  Blouse and Petticoat: E30, W0, W1
  Shoes and Mittens: E31, E33
  Fuzzy Cuffs and Hats: C00, C0, C1
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs, Inc.™
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs, Inc.™
Dotted Rectangles Framelits™ Die Set by Sizzix®
Ribbon Tag Trio Three Shapeabilities™ Die Set by Spellbinders®
Scalloped Circles Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Circles Nestabilities™ Die Set by Spellbinders®
White Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Ribbon: Source Unknown

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 cardstock in half, score, and fold to form a 6" card.
  2. Using Memento ink, stamp the Gnome Love image onto white cardstock.
  3. Color the image using Copic markers.
  4. Using one of the dies from the Dotted Rectangles Framelits Die Set, cut the image panel.
  5. Use the next largest die from the Dotted Rectangles Framelits Die Set, cut blue cardstock.
  6. Cut a piece of black cardstock to be slightly largest than the blue die-cut.
  7. Mat the image panel with the blue die-cut, then adhere that to the black cardstock rectangle.
  8. Use the White Glaze pen to add dimension to the snowflake in the center of the heart.
  9. Cut a strip of green cardstock to 1.25" by 5.75".
  10. Use one of the dies from the Spring Borders Die Set to add a decorative edge to the base of the green strip.
  11. Die-cut green polka-dotted papers with the Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag.
  12. Using VersaFine Clair ink, stamp the sentiment onto red polka-dotted paper. Die-cut with a circle Nestabilities die.
  13. Die-cut black cardstock with the scalloped circle die.
  14. Adhere the sentiment circle onto the scalloped circle die-cut, then onto the Ribbon Tag die-cut. 
  15. Thread ribbon through the Ribbon Tag die-cut.
  16. Cut the green gingham paper to 5.75" square and edge with a green marker.
  17. Adhere the matted image panel as shown.
  18. Adhere the green border strip, then adhere the ribbon and die-cut combination with the ribbon secured to the back of the card.
  19. Adhere the card front to the card.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Coffee and Friends v2.0

Since Stampendous' new Pumpkin Latte Cling set was still on my table, I decided to use it again to create a non-Autumnal shaker card!

Here it is!


Here's where I masked the pumpkin sleeve with a Post-It® Note and inked the stamp.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Latte Cling set
Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set
Curio Coffee Friend Rubber Stamp
Build a Wreath Die Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Bittersweet 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey
Copic® Markers: E53, E55, RV29, RV93, R59, R81, T0, T1
Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Tim Holtz® Pumice Stone Distress® Ink by Ranger
With Love Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends available at White Rose Crafts
Red Liner Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
3D Foam Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Post-It Notes® by 3M
Clear Acetate reserved from packaging
Repositionable Scotch Tape® (blue package) by 3M

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" red cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card. Set the card aside.
  2. Trim a Post-It Note to cover the pumpkin and pumpkin leaves on the stamp. Ink the stamp with Memento ink. See the photo above.
  3. Remove the Post-It note and stamp the image onto white cardstock. 
  4. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edge the image with black markers.
  5. Using repositionable tape, place the smallest scalloped heart onto the blank label. Run through die-cut machine. 
  6. Remove tape and die. 
  7. Flip the coffee cup over and place red-liner tape (or glue) around the aperture. Position a piece of trimmed acetate over the opening. Rub the acetate with an antistatic cloth.
  8. Place foam adhesive around the opening to form a little well.
  9. Add the sequins and other sparkly bits to the well.
  10. Remove the backing from the foam adhesive. Trim a piece of brown solid-ish paper from the same pad to be smaller than the coffee cup. Adhere over the aperture. Set aside your shaker.
  11. Trim and layer the patterned paper to form the card front as shown. Edge with Pumice Stone Distress ink.
  12. Die-cut the striped paper using one of the dies from the Spring Borders Cutting Die Set. Use foam dimensional to adhere it to the card front.
  13. Use Versa Fine Clair ink to stamp the Curio onto the remaining solid-ish brown paper from step 8. Let dry and color some of the dots with RV29 and R59 markers.
  14. Die-cut the sentiment using the circle from the Build A Wreath Die Set.
  15. Die-cut red cardstock using another die from the same die set.
  16. Adhere the sentiment circle die-cut onto the red cardstock.
  17. Adhere the shaker coffee cup and the sentiment onto the card front.
  18. Adhere the card front to the red A2 card.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Coffee and Friends

Here's a card with Stampendous' newest Coffee-themed cling stamp set, Pumpkin Latte.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Latte Cling Set

Other Supplies Used:
Spiral Bound Watercolor Sketch Pad: Source Unknown (it has no cover!)
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Tim Holtz® Distress® Oxide Spray by Ranger: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Tim Holtz® Distress® Archival™ Ink by Ranger: Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door
Archival™ Ink by Ranger: Fern Green, Leaf Green, Buttercup, Tiger Lily
Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger: Spiced Marmalade
Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y13, YG05, YG17, YG61, YG63, YR12, YR16, YR18, YR27, E30, E41, E44, E47, G00, G11, T1
Green and Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" green cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card.
  2. Pull out a sheet from the Spiral Bound Watercolor paper pad. Note that there's a perf line under the binding bits.
  3. Spray the sheet of watercolored paper with Distress Oxide inks in the order above, spritzing with water and heat setting between colors. Continue this process until you're happy with the background. 
  4. Thoroughly heat set the paper until it's completely dry. Then heat set it again. 
  5. Firmly adhere the dried watercolor paper to the base of the stamping platform.
  6. Apply Archival ink to the 8x8 background stamp, then stamp onto the Oxided background.
  7. Apply different colors of Archival ink to the stamp and re-stamp until you're happy with the coverage.
  8. Trim the background to 3.75" x 5" and edge with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
  9. Pull off the perforated edge from the paper, edge with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, and adhere to the stamped Oxided watercolor paper.
  10. Use Memento ink to stamp the coffee cup image onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. 
  11. Fussy-cut and edge with a black marker.
  12. Color the image with Copic markers.
  13. Adhere the coffee cup as shown.
  14. Stamp the sentiment onto yellow cardstock with VersaFine Clair Ink.
  15. Die-cut the sentiment using one of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Cutting Dies set.
  16. Use Spiced Marmalade Distress Archival ink to overstamp the flourish onto the sentiment die-cut. 
  17. Edge the die-cut with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.
  18. Adhere the edged, stamped, sentiment die-cut as shown.
  19. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock slightly larger than the card front. Scrape the edges with a scissor blade.
  20. Adhere the card front onto the yellow cardstock, then onto the card.
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